Allegheny Theatre students learn through expression

We’ll set the stage for you success through hands-on opportunities. You’ll learn to develop the capacity to use drama as a medium to connect with audiences in effective ways.

Our theatre students expand their skills through internships, research, community engagement, study away, and more.

Students holding hands and dancing in a circle on stage
Students dancing on stage
Beyond the classroom

Allegheny’s Playshop Theatre was inaugurated by Alice Huntington Spalding in 1929 with her production of Dear Brutus in Arter Hall. In the intervening years, the Playshop has produced over 500 plays. In 2009, it moved to its current home in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts. The Playshop season is now performed in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre.

Internships – Pennsylvania, Ohio

Bull Moose Progressive Marketing

(Meadville, Pennsylvania) - Public Relations, Advertising, Graphic Arts

Ketchum Advertising

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - Public Relations, Advertising, Graphic Arts

Cleveland Public Theatre

(Cleveland, Ohio) - Performing Arts Theater

Public Theatre

Performing Arts Theater

Pittsburgh Public Theatre

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre

(Cleveland, Ohio) - Theatre

Pittsburgh Civic Lights Opera

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - Theatre

Research and Creative Activity

Thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities grant, and new Richard Cook and Teresa Lahti Scholars Symposium, students have the opportunity to work on research projects with faculty under school-wide, department-specific, or project-specific grants.

Internships – New York

Grey Advertising

(New York City, Bucharest) - Public Relations, Advertising, Graphic Arts


Shakespeare in the Park, Public Theater

Signature Theatre


New York Theatre Workshop

Recent Senior Comps

The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.

Becoming Catherine: A Study of the Adler Technique through David Auburn’s Proof

Directing Bilingual Performance in Cherrie Moraga’s Shadow of a Man

Fostering Inclusive Spaces through Stage Management of She Kills Monsters

Exploring Tyler, the Creator’s Igor through Color and Light